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New skis

Post by Genoah77 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:59 pm

Hey everyone,

Just got my E99s in the mail today. Does anyone have tips for prepping the skis before I get out there?

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Re: New skis

Post by phoenix » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:26 pm

Assuming they're taxables, and you're using them for backcountryish touring...
Hot wax and scrape (brush also is good if you have one) with a warm temperature glide wax or base prep wax.
Wax again with Polar hard (kick)wax.
You could get fancier if you want: determine your wax pocket, wax tip and tails as described but with a cold glide wax instead of polar for final wax. Wax pocket gets the polar kick section to finish.You can still cork on kick wax over tips and tails if you want.

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Re: New skis

Post by Nitram Tocrut » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:01 pm

phoenix wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:26 pm
Assuming they're taxables,
If they are not "taxables" i would sure like to know where you bought those :lol:

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Re: New skis

Post by Genoah77 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:52 pm

Thanks :) can I just prep with polar first, or is a softer wax better for the first pass?

Haha Nitram, that would be the dream. They were a good deal though ;)

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Re: New skis

Post by lowangle al » Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:12 am

Genoah77 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Thanks :) can I just prep with polar first, or is a softer wax better for the first pass?
;)
I just prep with polar and like the results.

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Re: New skis

Post by Genoah77 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:11 am

Ok thanks! So with a new ski, is one layer of prep wax enough (whether it's base wax or polar), or is it better to have multiple layers?

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Re: New skis

Post by phoenix » Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:26 pm

Two separate applications of a warm wax first, scraped and brushed. Finish with the polar.
The warm wax/base prep pulls out impurities (absorbs way more than polar) and conditions the ptex. The polar provides a good base for your daily waxes to adhere to.

Sorry for the spelling in my first post - the wax doesn't care whether your skis are "taxable" or not.

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Re: New skis

Post by Genoah77 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:07 pm

Thanks phoenix. For waxless, is it essentially the same, other than not waxing the scales?

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Re: New skis

Post by phoenix » Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:30 am

Yes.

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